Sevilla v Athletic Bilbao Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th May 2019

Sevilla can hold off Bilbao for top six finish

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Sevilla v Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips – La Liga, 18th May 3.15pm

This is a big game with sixth place up for grabs. Athletic Bilbao would take sixth spot away from Sevilla if they produce an away win in this one. But Sevilla actually have a bigger prize, because if they win and results involving Valencia and Getafe go their way, then it means that they would grab a Champions League place next season. Read our predictions for Sevilla v Athletic Bilbao.

Sevilla v Athletic Bilbao Betting Odds*

Sevilla 4/5
Draw 12/5
Athletic Bilbao 15/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 15th, 2019 at 3:20 p.m.)

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Sevilla News and Form

There was a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid last weekend by Sevilla, which was a good point. However, it has left them with only one win in their last five played in the top flight (D1 L3). So their form has deserted them a bit at the end of the season in terms of pushing for a top-four finish.

The window is only narrowly open for them. Sevilla are W11 D3 L4 at home this season in the league. They were on a three-match winning streak on home soil before suffering a 3-0 reverse in their last home game against Leganes. Three of the four home losses which they have suffered this season have been against the five teams sitting above them in the table.

Sevilla have delivered well in front of goal, averaging just over two goals per home fixture. 61% of their home fixtures have ended up over 2.5 goals. Of the eleven home success that they have taken, six of them have been by a margin of at least two goals.

None of Sevilla’s last seven home games have ended in a draw. They have scored 70% of their home goals in the second half of games. Sevilla have opened the scoring in 12 of their 18 home fixtures this season. With just one clean sheet in their last six (home and away) will their defence hold up?

Sevilla v Athletic Bilbao Head to Head

Athletic Bilbao claimed a 2-0 win over Sevilla in the league
Sevilla claimed a 3-2 aggregate win over Bilbao in the Copa del Rey
Both teams have scored in one of the last six meetings
Sevilla have won their last four home games in the league against Bilbao

 

Key-Facts – Sevilla v Athletic Bilbao

  • Sevilla have won one of their last five league games
  • Sevilla have just the one clean sheet in six
  • Athletic Bilbao have won just for away games all season

 

Athletic Bilbao News and Form

Bilbao collected a 3-1 win over Celta Vigo last time out in league action. That leaves them at W4 D1 L3 in their last eight, so it’s been a bit of mixed fortunes from them. They have taken only four away wins all season (D6 L8) so that has been where their push for a top six finish has fallen down really.

Athletic Bilbao have only gone D1 L4 in their five road games against teams in the top six. They have come up a bit short in scoring on their travels, as they average only 0.8 goals per away game this season. If they win this, they beat Sevilla on the head to head between the two clubs to sneak sixth place.

Only 39% of Bilbao’s away games have ended over 2.5 goals this season. They have taken a clean sheet in only 17% of their away games. The four away wins which they have collected this season have been by a margin of just the one goal. Five of their eight away defeats have been by a one-goal margin only.

Athletic Bilbao have not been involved in an away draw in eight now and they have scored 60% of their away goals in the first half of games. They have conceded 62% of their away goals after the half time break.

Sevilla v Athletic Bilbao Tips & Odds

Both teams to score at 4/5
Sevilla to win by a one-goal margin at 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 15th, 2019 at 3:20 p.m.)

Sevilla v Athletic Bilbao Predictions

Sevilla to win: The away form of Bilbao hasn’t been great this season so that may indicate that Sevilla can push on for the home win. Whether or not that is is going to get them to the Champions League is a different matter. Sevilla to win by a one-goal margin.


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